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Today's News

  • Two juveniles arrested for trespassing in jail

    Carrollton police and fire departments did something out of the ordinary early Saturday morning: They busted someone out of jail.

    Two male juveniles, ages 12 and 14, were charged with third-degree criminal trespassing after the 14-year-old was locked inside one of the cells at the Old Stone Jail next to the downtown courthouse for about seven hours.

  • Lawmakers begin work in Frankfort

    The first week or two of a legislative session may seem slow at first glance, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of these opening days.

    That’s because this is the time when legislators and the governor alike lay out their priorities, setting the stage for what we hope can be accomplished by the time we finish our work, which this year will be on April 15.

  • Senate majority selects its top five issues for upcoming session

    My best regards to you and your family for the New Year. I know many enjoyed a little rest and relaxation as 2013 came to a close.  The holidays are behind us now, and we strive to get back into our daily routines. School is back in session and the work of the year is in full swing.

  • More candidates file as Jan. 28 deadline nears

    Seven races in the May Democratic primary are contested, with two or more people seeking their party’s nod and for the first time in many years a Republican is seeking office in the 2014 Carroll County elections.

    On Tuesday, DJ Carroll filed his paperwork to run for magistrate in District 3 on the Republican ticket. He will not be on the May primary ballot, unless someone files to challenge him for that nomination.

  • Conflicting spin is placed on those who seek help because they are in need

    “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” (Matt 25:35)

    Have you ever asked yourself what social justice looks like?  I mean really asked yourself. Around Christmastime each year, we human beings tend to make more attempts than usual to help the less fortunate, but by mid-January this approach has lost its luster. 

  • Church holds program of prayer for moms

    The First Apostolic Church of Carrollton, Ky. 111 Third Street, Carrollton, will represent the state of Kentucky for the Worldwide Moms Day of Prayer, 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18.

    Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be available and drawings for prizes will be given.

    Moms in Kentucky and Southern Indiana of every denomination are encouraged to attend and to offer a prayer specifically for our children.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Jan. 16, 2014

    Thursday, Jan. 16

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Jan. 17

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • Winn seeking 100 volunteers to help students improve their reading skills

    Kathryn Winn Primary is looking for 100 volunteers to take part in the school’s first Adopt-A-Classroom initiative. 

    “One hundred volunteers from the community will give us one person per day, every day, for all 22 classrooms,” Principal Gerda Wise said. “We have already had some local businesses and organizations commit to sending one person each day to classrooms that they are adopting.”

  • Student of the week (Jan. 9): Luke Heveline, Fifth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is doing challenging things that are a little above my level so it makes me work harder.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “I like math because it is what I excel in.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The last book I read was ‘The Magician’s Nephew.’”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • CCCDC hosts business class

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation is offering “Starting and Growing Your Small Business” classes for those considering opening their own business or current business owners that want to grow their current business. 

    The weekly two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday evenings for six weeks, starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Carroll County Library, 136 Court Street in Carrollton, Ky.